Montana INBRE Student Programs


Montana INBRE provides multiple opportunities for students in Montana to gain research experience in biomedical and social and behavioral health sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level.


Students in Montana seeking research experiences are encouraged to contact Montana INBRE Project Leaders at their schools for opportunities (see Research Projects for a list of current Montana INBRE research projects).


Additionally, Montana INBRE funds the following programs for student research:




Student Programs at MSU-Bozeman

INBRE Research Internships

Undergraduates at MSU-Bozeman in the biomedical and health sciences canFabich apply for academic-year INBRE Research Internships, which may extend over several semesters or serve students just beginning their research experience. See Undergraduate Research for more information about the academic-year program.


Summer undergraduate research experiences are available for both MSU students and students enrolled at institutions located in IDeA Program Western Region states (Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wyoming). Click here for information on our summer research program for undergraduate students.


Native American Graduate Fellowships

Funding for Montana INBRE Native American Graduate Fellowships will be available May 1, 2016.  This fellowship is a fulltime position. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for fellows to immerse themselves in their coursework and research and to meet with program staff annually for progress reports. If progress is being made on a regular basis, Montana INBRE usually commits to a fellowship for three years.
Click here for more information about Native American Graduate Fellowships.


INBRE Public Health Internships for MSU-Bozeman Undergraduates

The INBRE Public Health Internship Program provides undergraduate students from a wide range of academic disciplines exposure to real community health issues, and an understanding of the tools available to investigate and solve these issues. Working with a community health agency, interns spend 10 hours a week providing services to the agency and pursuing a focused research project associated with their work. Interns gain first-hand experience working to address the health needs of rural and underserved populations through the agencies’ collaborative, community-based approach to health care. The internship is a paid internship, for both Fall and Spring semesters, 10 weeks per semester, and is open to enrolled MSU-Bozeman undergraduates only. Click here for more information about the INBRE Public Health Internship Program.


Travel Awards

Undergraduates and graduate students may also apply for travel funds if their research abstracts are accepted for poster or podium presentations at regional, national, or international research conferences. Applications are not being solicited at this time. Check back for availability at a later date. See Travel Grants for more information.


Student Research Organizations

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE): MSU-Bozeman Graduate Student Group. WISE supports women graduate students in sciences, social sciences, math and engineering.


Student Community Outreach ProjEct (SCOPE): SCOPE seeks to engage students from Montana Universities in community-based projects around the state.


Helpful Student Information

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Other Student Opportunities

For information on other student internships in Montana and around the country, click here.



Click here to view a list of previous student award recipients.

Click here to view a list of Undergraduate Student Mentors at MSU-Bozeman (PDF)